Messenger, Frank

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Frank Messenger, son of Colonel William Messenger, was born 1863. During his architectural training he spent twenty years with the firm Oakes and Kemp, Melbourne before returning to New Plymouth, where he set up his own practice.
The plans and specifications related to New Plymouth buildings. These include alterations to St Mary's Church, the Primitive Methodist Church, the White Hart Hotel, the New Plymouth Post Office and the Bank of New Zealand.
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The architectural drawings have been separated out and are stored in Map Units.

1. Specification. Removal of Wesleyan Church and school, Liardet St., 1887

2. Specification. Concrete floor and pit at Fire Station. Undated

3. Specification. Primitive Methodist Church, Queen Street, New Plymouth. 1903

4. Specification. Residence at Fitzroy for Mr Western

5. Specification. Works proposed to be done in the erection of a dwelling house within the Town of New Plymouth. 1867

6. Specification. For the residence for Mr C. H. Burgess, Gilbert St. New Plymouth. 1897

7. Specification. Additions to residence for Mr C. H. Burgess. 1898

8. Specification. Additions to residence for Mr C. H. Burgess. 1900

9. Specification for stable for C. H. Burgess. 1900

10. Specifications for painting residence for C. H. Burgess. 1905

11. Specification for offices in Devon Street for Mr C. T. Mills. 1894

12. Specifications for verandah for Mr C. T. Mills, Devon Street. 1903

13. Specifications for residence for Mr C. T. Mills. 1902

14. Specifications for verandah and balcony at the White Hart Hotel. 1901

15. Contract for removing East End Fire Station and re-erected at Fitzroy. 1915

16. Contract. Mangaone Culvert, Devon Road. Undated

17. Specification for the erection of a grandstand at New Plymouth for the New Plymouth Jockey Club. 1888

18 Specification of work for the erection and completion of a Custodian's Cottage at the Racecourse for the Taranaki Jockey Club. 1918.

20. Specifications of work for the construction of new Entrance Drives, Subway, Ticket Boxes and Fencing to the Racecourse. Undated.

20a. Letter. To Messers R. L. Roberts re whey tank design at Puniho. 1915

List of specifications and plans in map cabinet, basement. Undated

21. Contract for bungalow in Fillis Street, for mr C. Denny-Brown. Undated

22. Specifications for residence at Okato for L. W. Alexander. 1895

23. Specifications for additions to residence for L. W. Alexander. 1902

24. Specifications for Central Fire Station for the New Plymouth Fire Board. 1914

25/38. Estimate for new premises for London Chartered Bank at Swan Hill. Oakden and Kemp, Architects, Melbourne. 1892

26. (2 copies) Contract for additions to the High School Residence, New Plymouth, for the Board of Governors. 1912

40. Notes on building erected for the Rev. Richard Taylor at Putiki, Warenui. 1843

41. Specifications. Dwelling and shop for H. M. May. 1923

42. Amendment to attached specifications for the New Plymouth Municipal Electrical Power House at Mangorei. Undated

43. Specification of work to be done in making alterations to a shop on Devon Street for James Bennett, Watchmaker. Undated

44. Specification. Alterations to two story house for the New Plymouth Fire Board. 1946

46. Specificaton for painting and repairs to the Hospital Buildings for the Taranaki Hospital Board. 1911

47. Buildings in Devon Street for Messers Kibby and Grey. 1923

48/37. Specification of conversion of dwelling to five flats for Mr F. S. Butler, Dawson Street, New Plymouth. Includes building application and plan report. 1952

49. Specification. Residence in Morley Street for Mr W. F. Roebuck. 1921

50. Specification for seats for the Primitive Methodist Church. 1904

52. Specification for E. R. Brewster at 36B Sanders Avenue. Undated

54. Specification of work to be done in alterations and additions to Stone Cottage at Tasman View for Mr E. P. O'Reilly. 1953

55a. Specification for premises in Egmont Street for E. Griffiths and Company. 1906

Building plan register and drawings for a gas Lab and foundation for Pew Plymouth City Council at 22 Molesworth Street. 1968

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